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Pathways to conspiracy: The social and linguistic precursors of involvement in Reddit’s conspiracy theory forum

Overview of attention for article published in PLoS ONE, November 2019
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (96th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
20 news outlets
blogs
2 blogs
twitter
34 tweeters
reddit
4 Redditors

Citations

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5 Dimensions

Readers on

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40 Mendeley
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Title
Pathways to conspiracy: The social and linguistic precursors of involvement in Reddit’s conspiracy theory forum
Published in
PLoS ONE, November 2019
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0225098
Pubmed ID
Authors

Colin Klein, Peter Clutton, Adam G. Dunn

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 40 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 6 15%
Student > Bachelor 6 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 13%
Researcher 5 13%
Other 8 20%
Unknown 5 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 10 25%
Psychology 6 15%
Computer Science 4 10%
Neuroscience 3 8%
Arts and Humanities 3 8%
Other 8 20%
Unknown 6 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 198. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 23 July 2020.
All research outputs
#92,631
of 15,890,508 outputs
Outputs from PLoS ONE
#1,721
of 157,141 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#3,389
of 373,735 outputs
Outputs of similar age from PLoS ONE
#6
of 157 outputs
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So far Altmetric has tracked 157,141 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 13.0. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 98% of its peers.
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